African American Cultural Society

The mission and purpose of the African American Cultural Society, Inc. is to preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of African Americans through educational, artistic, intellectual and social activities and services deemed to be in the best interests of the entire community.

Jean Tanner

Periodically we will highlight one our committee chairpersons. This is the ever-present Jean Tanner doing whatever is required to make our organization better. Jean is the current Chair of the all-important Membership Committee. Jean is ever where attracting new members and growing the organization.

She also coordinates important trips, like the upcoming trip to Washington DC. See our June calendar for details.  Jean, thanks for all you do!!!

AACS Membership has its benefits

  • AACS educates and interprets our rich African American culture.
  • AACS owns the beautiful Cultural Center building and five surrounding acres.
  • AACS is a repository to preserve our history of African American accomplishments.

  • AACS evidences our concern for our youth by offering training, programs and relevant activities.

  • AACS perpetuates our culture through the presentation of visual and performing arts.

Become a Member Today!

Upcoming Programs & Events

African Films

AACS Cultural Film Presentation

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 7, 2021

African Studies

AACS African Study Group

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2021

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 26, 2021

General membership meeting

General Membership Meeting (cancelled)

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

News

  • New Members

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Due to the current epidemic advisories, the New Members Reception scheduled for April 8 has been postponed until further notice.  You will be notified when the meeting has been rescheduled. Please stay safe! Jean [...]

  • Covid

March 30th, 2020|0 Comments

This is your Cultural Center Administrator Blanche Valentine with a few updates. First and foremost, your President, Board Chair and the Joint Boards are concerned for everyone's safety, and with that in mind along [...]

WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT AACS

James Sharpe

“As a Founding Member, I am very proud of what we accomplished in the early days. There were many sleepless nights as we grappled with how to get the land and how to pay for construction. All the issues were worked out, and the results is this beautiful building you see here today. I invite you to become a member today”

James Sharpe
Jim Lee

“As original lifetime members, Elva and I were involved from the very beginning. Jim was a member of the “Construction Cabinet” that supervised the overall construction from permitting to final occupancy. Elva was a member of the group that wrote the charter and bylaws and got the approval from the State. We highly recommend AACS as a place to enrich your heritage”

Jim & Elva Lee

“As chairperson of the membership committee, I encourage all to become members to help perpetuate African American cultural experience. Among the reasons to join are: AACS educates and interprets our history, AACS promotes and celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans, AACS provides exciting, trips, social events, lectures, and many other activities.”

Jean Tanner

Dee and I have used the African American Cultural Society facilities for a few years now to conduct our meetings and other events. The building is beautiful and the administered staff is great to work with. We highly recommend it for your next event.

Mike & Dee Cocchiola

“I recently moved to Florida from California. As an outgoing people person, I was looking for an organization that offers social activities as well as cultural enrichment activities. AACS more than meets both requirements.  I am glad I became a member.”

Geri Wright

“We all wanted a place to call our own. Originally, the idea was to create a social club. But some of us wanted something more along the lines of a cultural club. The African American Cultural Society was born after considerable discussion. The result of the early discussion is what you see now; a place to celebrate our heritage.”

William (Chappie) Williams